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Tandi [TAN]
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Tandi
Tandi
[t̪ɑnd̪i]
Registered by nai888 on 2 September 2017
Language type Artistic Language (Artlang)
Species Human/humanoid
About Tandi Tandi is a polysynthetic ergative-absolutive language. It is strongly head-marking and strongly right branching.

 Tandi is an updated version of  Yusak, which has been abandoned.
Sample of Tandi[view] Eruuþoji žärsy trosjimðäs.

The little brook flows swiftly
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Latest vocabulary
kivasuvøbäadjdishonourable
kivasuvugandishonour
kivasuvilvdishonour
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
Alveolo-
palatal
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarGlottal
Nasal m [m:]1     n [n:]2         [ŋ]3  
Plosive [p]4 pʼ5 [p:]6 [b]7 p̪ p̪:8 t̪ t̪ʼ9 t̪:10 d̪ [d̪:]11 [t]12 [tʼ]13 [t:]14 [d]15 [d:]16         k kʼ17 k:18 g  
Fricative   f f:19 v [v:]20 θ [θ:]21 ð [ð:]22 s [s:]23 z [z:]24 [ʃ]25 [ʃ:]26 [ʒ]27 [ʒ:]28 ɕ [ɕ:]29 ʑ [ʑ:]30 [ç]31   [x]32 h
Lateral approximant       l [l:]33            
Approximant   [ʋ]34 [ʋ:]35         j w [ɰ]36  
Trill       [r:]37            
Flap       ɾ            
  1. allophone of /m/
  2. allophone of /n/
  3. allophone of /n/
  4. allophone of /p̪/
  5. the [tp] consonant cluster becomes an ejective [p]
  6. allophone of /p̪:/
  7. allophone of /b̪/
  8. the [dp] consonant cluster becomes a geminated [p]
  9. a doubled [t] becomes ejective instead of being geminated
  10. the [dt] consonant cluster becomes a geminated [t]
  11. allophone of /d̪/
  12. allophone of /t̪/
  13. allophone of /t̪ʼ/
  14. allophone of /t̪:/
  15. allophone of /d̪/
  16. allophone of /d̪/
  17. the [tk] consonant cluster becomes an ejective [k]
  18. the [dk] consonant cluster becomes a geminated [k]
  19. the [vf] consonant cluster becomes a geminated [f]
  20. allophone of /v/
  21. allophone of /θ/
  22. allophone of /ð/
  23. allophone of /s/
  24. allophone of /z/
  25. allophone of /ɕ/
  26. allophone of /ɕ/
  27. allophone of /ʑ/
  28. allophone of /ʑ/
  29. allophone of /ɕ/
  30. allophone of /ʑ/
  31. allophone of /h/
  32. allophone of /h/
  33. allophone of /l/
  34. allophone of /v/
  35. allophone of /v/
  36. allophone of /g/
  37. allophone of /ɾ/
VowelsFrontNear-
front
Back
Close i [i:]1 y [y:]2   u [u:]3
Near-close   [ɪ]4 [ɪ:]5 [ʏ]6 [ʏ:]7  
Close-mid e [e:]8 ø [ø:]9   o [o:]10
Open-mid [ɛ]11 [ɛ:]12 [œ]13 [œ:]14   [ɔ]15 [ɔ:]16
Near-open æ [æ:]17    
Open [a]18 [a:]19   ɑ [ɑ:]20
Polyphthongs ɑi ɑu ai au æi æy ei ɛi oi ɔi
ou ɔu øi øy
  1. allophone of /i/
  2. allophone of /y/
  3. allophone of /u/
  4. allophone of /i/
  5. allophone of /i/
  6. allophone of /y/
  7. allophone of /y/
  8. allophone of /e/
  9. allophone of /ø/
  10. allophone of /o/
  11. allophone of /e/
  12. allophone of /e/
  13. allophone of /ø/
  14. allophone of /ø/
  15. allophone of /o/
  16. allophone of /o/
  17. allophone of /æ/
  18. allophone of /ɑ/
  19. allophone of /ɑ/
  20. allophone of /ɑ/
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Tandi. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 TandiOrthography
Aa/ɑ/Ää/æ/Ðð/ð/Øø/ø/Þþ/θ/Bb/b̪/Dd/d̪/Ee/e/Ff/f/Gg/g/
Hh/h/Ii/i/Jj/j/Kk/k/Ll/l/Mm/m/Nn/n/Oo/o/Pp/p̪/Rr/ɾ/
Ss/s/Tt/t̪/Uu/u/Vv/v/Ww/w/Yy/y/Zz/z/Šš/ɕ/Žž/ʑ/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
    Latest 8 related articles listed below.
    Derivation
    Morphological derivation in Tandi
    02-Nov-17 23:20
    Verbs
    The grammar of verbs in Tandi
    01-Nov-17 23:59
    Pronouns
    The grammar of pronouns in Tandi
    01-Nov-17 14:55
    Names
    The origins of names in Tandi-speaking cultures
    19-Oct-17 01:42
    Numerals
    Numerals in Tandi
    09-Sep-17 16:28
    Adjectives and Adverbs
    The grammar of adjectives and adverbs in Tandi
    04-Sep-17 19:42
    Nouns
    The grammar of nouns in Tandi
    04-Sep-17 14:15
    Typological information for Tandi

    Morphological typologyPolysynthetic
    Morphosyntactic alignmentErgative/Absolutive
    Noun incorporationBoth
    Primary word orderVSO
    Verb agreementSubject and object

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